9-25-2013 Matthew will discuss the ideas written about in his book, The “God” Part of our Brain. A Scientific Interpretation of Human Spirituality and God.
Matthew Alper attended Vassar and graduated from SUNY Stonybrook with a B.A. in Philosophy. He has worked as a history teacher in the Brooklyn projects, a tutor in the Philippines, a truck smuggler in Central Africa and a produced screenwriter in Germany from whence he returned to NYC to write what he considers his life’s work “The ‘God’ Part of the Brain.” Since its initial publication in 1996, Alper’s work has been applauded by prominent scientists, academics and Pulitzer prize winners. He has been cited in numerous magazines, appeared on a variety of radio and TV shows, lectured across the US and can be seen in the acclaimed featured documentary “The Nature of Existence.” His book is now in seven languages and has a fan base that extends around the globe. Moreover, The “God Part of the Brain” is the first book written on this subject and is considered a pioneer work in the new field of study known as Neurotheology.